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Nottingham Forest 1-1 Ipswich Town

Liam Trotter
Liam Trotter (left), on loan from Bolton, last played on the first day of the season

Liam Trotter's debut goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time earned Nottingham Forest a hard-fought draw against Ipswich at the City Ground.

The midfielder, who signed on loan on Saturday morning from Bolton, was on hand to tap the ball into the net after Jorge Grant's shot was blocked.

Jonathan Parr's half-volley had given Ipswich the lead in the second half.

A first-half substitute, Parr found the top right-hand corner after collecting Eric Lichaj's attempted clearance.

In a dominant first-half display the hosts were guilty of missing a number of golden opportunities, as Ryan Mendes failed to find the target more than once.

Ipswich players
Jonathan Parr scored just his third goal for Ipswich and his first of the season

Just before half-time Ipswich goalkeeper Dean Gerken made a brilliant double save, first palming away a drive from Trotter that looked destined for the far corner before jumping up to deny Jamie Ward.

Although the visitors found themselves under constant pressure from Forest in the second half, they opened the scoring when defender Parr netted for just the third time in his Ipswich career.

With the Tractor Boys heading for their first victory in six league matches, Trotter pounced after Piotr Malarczyk had cleared the ball off the line.

The result leaves Forest without a victory in six league games.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman:

"It was a performance of a very, very high standard. We should have been 3-0 up at least by half-time. It was a good performance, which did not get us the right result - which is a common theme at the minute.

"In the last 10 or 15 minutes the spirit was there for us still and we at least got a point out of it. We kept on going and I was happy with the spirit, happy with the performance and, from that, I believe the results will come.

"It is not relief. I am pleased with the way we passed the ball, with the way we controlled the game and created four or five very good opportunities, but I am disappointed we have not won the game."

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy:

"I can't believe I am standing here with only one point instead of three. It sums up how tough it is proving to be for us just at the moment.

"There is nothing wrong with our team spirit or camaraderie. The answer, the solution, lies where it always does in these circumstances.

"We will study what happened and why, then get out on the training pitch and sort things out. I am not downhearted, I am just disappointed."


Nottm Forest

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1de Vries
  • 2Lichaj
  • 25HobbsSubstituted forO'Gradyat 82'minutes
  • 6Wilson
  • 31Pinillos
  • 20WilliamsSubstituted forGrantat 67'minutes
  • 18Trotter
  • 24Vaughan
  • 19WardSubstituted forBlackstockat 79'minutes
  • 17Oliveira
  • 15Mendes da Graça


  • 23Blackstock
  • 26Evtimov
  • 27Burke
  • 29O'Grady
  • 34Walker
  • 37Grant
  • 40Iacovitti


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 5SmithBooked at 44mins
  • 6BerraBooked at 59mins
  • 3KnudsenSubstituted forParrat 12'minutesBooked at 50mins
  • 7Maitland-Niles
  • 8SkuseBooked at 31minsSubstituted forDouglasat 68'minutes
  • 17Bru
  • 20SearsSubstituted forMalarczykat 86'minutes
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 9Murphy


  • 2Parr
  • 11Pitman
  • 16Coke
  • 21Malarczyk
  • 22Douglas
  • 33Bialkowski
  • 39Toure
Paul Tierney

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Ipswich Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Ipswich Town 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Ipswich Town 1. Liam Trotter (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Nottingham Forest. Liam Trotter tries a through ball, but Nélson Oliveira is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town).

  7. Post update

    Liam Trotter (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Chris O'Grady (Nottingham Forest).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town).

  11. Post update

    Jorge Grant (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ryan Mendes.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Piotr Malarczyk replaces Freddie Sears.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Chris O'Grady (Nottingham Forest).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Chris O'Grady replaces Jack Hobbs.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Christophe Berra with a headed pass.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Freddie Sears.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Dexter Blackstock replaces Jamie Ward.